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May 5, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the colorful houses in their chimneys. he associates them with harry potter, and he draws them in his spare time. >> i like the diversity here. every chimney is different. every door is colorful. and then there is a tolerance -- people smile at you on the street, and they are always apologizing even if you bump into them. >> he is one of thousands of poles who have come to make a living from repairing colorful but damp british houses. he used to work as a painter, but the pay is better in london. >> working here is great. the english are not as demanding as the poles or the germans where everything has to be perfect. >> his english boss is happy, too. polish labor is cheaper, and he says polh labors are more precise, more sorrow, more reliable. >> they have a better work ethic, i think, in my view, in my experience. >> nevertheless, many poles working here have noticed a change in mood since the british economy has begun to slide. >> in the beginning, we were welcomed with open arms, but that has changed now. especially when more poles can than they had expected. it was not just a
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May 7, 2013 5:30pm PDT
disc of arthur smith's "guitar boogie" from the 1940's; and american composer roy harris' "duo for cello and piano" from the 1970's. but a tremendous amount of material has been lost, even historic recordings by the likes of george gershwin, frank sinatra, and judy garland. the library was mandated by congress to develop a new audio recording preservation strategy, and brought out a plan earlier this year. among its goals: create a publicly accessible national directory of collections; develop a coordinated collections policy, including a strategy to collect, catalogue, and preserve recordings; construct storage facilities for long-term preservation; and simplify and clarify disparate copyright laws governing historical recordings. it's not an ea task, says the librarian of congress, james billington, but it's a necessary one. >> yeah, there are all kinds of obscure places where things have been preserved, sometimes in people's attics, sometimes in depositories that no longer exist or have changed ownership. its detective work to reassembling what the original product was, as close
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May 5, 2013 12:30pm PDT
cochairs and have a count of every ballot in the state and take it away from katherine harris and the political thinkers so it would be validated and verify. cartery ford and jimmy on hanging chance. to what we said earlier, i speak about this as a father and parent. >> and you still cannot get pregnant. >> speaking of, barack obama, the stand-up comment -- comic. >> one thing that they all agree on is they need to do a better drug reaching out to minorities. call me self-centered, but i can think of one minority they could start with. [laughter] hello? a trial run.s >> president obama at the white house correspondents' dinner. sarah palin said it was pathetic. too much hollywood glitz, not enough exciting political figures like max baucus or chuck grassley. [laughter] think, to a certain extent, the criticism of the dinner has become as annoying as the dinner itself. it is one night a yea this is not a town that is saturated in glamour, shall we say. i can live with it. >> sarah palin call did a nerd prom. >> i guess maybe it is, but there sure are a lot of people at it. i decided to
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May 8, 2013 10:00pm PDT
and '83. guatemalan harris whitbeck was one of montt's top advisors in the ixil region. he testified for the defense at the trial. >> do they know who shot the bullet? do they know exactlon t date these people were killed? i'm not a scientist. i don't know. >> reporter: in fact, the forensic anthropologists are not that precise. but the bones aren't all that are doing the talking. 30 years ago, an eye in the sky was watching-- a u.s. science satellite called landsat passing overhead. russ schimmer is an expert in geomatics-- the science of gathering, analyzing and intereting geographi information. he has pored over landsat images of the ixil highlands of guatemala captured before and after montt's rule. he has documented huge swaths of land that were highly vegetated in 1979 and then barren in 1986. schimmer ruled out natural causes, leaving only massive, deliberately set fires as the possible cause. >> there's no way you're going to go out there and light a match and you're going to see some of the areas that were burned are five football fields large and it covers areas which are j
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May 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
true. and history changed. harry truman when he left office. >> exactly. >> rose: there's also this. your family and your friends want you to speak out more and defend yourself when either the president lays a problem at your feet or someone else. >> yeah, tell them not to holdt. >> rose: you have no incentive to say, "let me tl you what." >> no, i have no desire to spend my post-presidency trying to enhance my standing. >> rose: but, i mean, you don't seem lieb the kind of guy who wants to turn the other cheek. >> well, i turned it. it's-- i'm-- i want to be productive. i want to make a difference in the world. and i want to do so without undermining our current president and/or engaging in political debate. if i was out trying to defend myself i would be right back in the swamp and i don't want to be in the swamp. >> rose: you have an institute here. >> true. >> rose: the bush institute. >> true. >> rose: and you want to look at problems and understand problems. >> that's a very interesting point you made. the bush institute's role is not to defend me. the bush institute's voal de
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